2016 January 20 Home // 2016 January 20

Calling all dog lovers. HELP needed

Calling all dog lovers. HELP needed

This is something close to my heart.

8,000+ Staffordshire Bull Terriers get put down every year, this is generally not the fault of the dog but the owners.

GKK Animal rescue was set up by Gina Shaw to try and save some of the at risk dogs.

GKK are desperately looking for Fosters to help them in preventing anymore dogs being destroyed.

If you are dog lover and can find room in your home  and heart to foster a dog, please get in touch with Gina Shaw
01626 352765


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God Help Us: David Cameron plans parenting classes for all families –

God Help Us: David Cameron plans parenting classes for all families –

Lesson 1. Leave your baby behind in a pub after Sunday Lunch.

All parents should enrol in state-backed parenting classes to learn how to raise their children properly, David Cameron will say as he announces a new plan to stop families breaking up.

In a speech this week, the Prime Minister will argue that all parents would benefit from more advice on helping children play and dealing bad behaviour.

He will use a major speech on Monday to set out proposals for a new voucher system to incentivise parents to attend the classes in an attempt to make parenting advice socially “normal” and even “aspirational”.

The Prime Minister’s plan comes as he announces a £70 million investment in relationship counselling to prevent hundreds of thousands of families splitting up over the next five years.

Mr Cameron’s speech marks the latest step in delivering on the Conservatives’ key election promise to help families at every stage of life.

Read more http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/eureferendum/12091327/David-Cameron-plans-parenting-classes-for-all-families.html?WT.mc_id=tmgoff_pq_fb_20150423

Genetically engineered mosquitoes battle Zika virus in Brazil

Genetically engineered mosquitoes battle Zika virus in Brazil

In an effort to curb the spread of the Zika virus, a UK-based company has partnered up with Brazilian authorities to introduce genetically modified sterile mosquitoes into the wild to reduce the population and the threat of the virus spreading to humans.

The Zika virus is spread to people through aedes aegypti mosquito bites. Once contracted the illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting from several days to a week. The most common symptoms of Zika virus are disease are a fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis.

While most cases of the decease are hardly ever noticed, pregnant women fall under a special category of risk. If infected their newborn children could be prone to microcephaly, a neurological disorder that results in abnormally small heads, leading to developmental issues and sometimes death.

Read more https://www.rt.com/news/329504-gm-mosquito-zika-virus-brazil/

Blackpool Council approves fluoridated school milk plan

Blackpool Council approves fluoridated school milk plan

Fluoridated milk will be handed out to 8,000 schoolchildren in Blackpool to help tackle “poor dental health”.

The move is part of the Lancashire seaside town’s free school breakfast scheme – but parents will be able to opt out of allowing their children to be given the drink.

Blackpool councillor Tony Williams, who has concerns over the plan, said “mass medication” should not be allowed.

Councillors approved the scheme and a group will be set up to implement it.

The group combining Blackpool Council, Public Health England, Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and oral health charity the Borrow Foundation will oversee the scheme.

‘Conflicting evidence’

Councillor Graham Cain said: “Unfortunately the state of Blackpool’s dental health is very poor.

“Some parts of the country can benefit from fluoride naturally appearing in their daily drinking water – in Blackpool we cannot.

“The free breakfast programme allows us to reach all primary school children as they are growing up and make the fluoride milk available to them there.”

Read more http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-35343548